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Paying for your funeral

Funerals can be costly, rising up to £7,000 once you add in extras like flowers, catering and venue hire. It is a sad reality that that for many relatives, paying thousands of pounds to bury a loved one is not economically possibly.

When a person dies it’s a terribly emotional time for family and friends, but it does not need to cause financial turmoil too. By taking out a pre-paid funeral plan you can be sure that your family can be left to grieve for you rather than worry about the expense of your funeral.

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Make sure you compare funeral plans

As with most things in life, it’s important that you compare funeral plans to ensure you’re getting the best price for the funeral package that you want.

Here at Funeral Planning Experts, we provide you with the details of the UK’s most reputable and trustworthy funeral plan providers, allowing you to make fair comparisons. We break down the different levels of cover and what benefits are offered, meaning that you won’t part with any of your hard-earned money if you don’t need to.

We can show you what you get for your budget, depending on which funeral plan provider you choose.

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You can choose how to pay

One of the biggest benefits of being able to compare funeral plans from different providers is the ability to see the payment options that each offers.

In many instances, you will be able to spread the cost through a set number of instalments over months or years, meaning you don’t have to part with a large sum of money all at once.

You can choose to pay in a lump sum and be covered immediately, or you can put down a deposit and then pay in 6 to 12 instalments so you will be covered once you’ve paid in full. Most providers will also let you spread the cost over an extended period of time - depending on how old you are when you purchase the plan. You are fully covered once you’ve paid all your instalments.

Once your funeral plan is paid for, you will get the funeral you want without your family having the added worry of an expensive funeral bill.

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Who is responsible for arranging and paying for a funeral?

Usually, the people named as executors in the deceased’s Will are responsible for arranging a funeral. They will then use the estate of the person who has passed away to cover the costs, if there is no funeral plan in place.

However, if there isn’t enough money left in the assets (such as property and savings), then relatives would be expected to cover the costs. By taking out a prepaid funeral plan you can leave your loved ones with special memories – not money worries.

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